Transferring video to a computer via Firewire with the ZR960
Article ID: ART129754 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Transferring video to a computer via Firewire with the ZR960

Solution

You can transfer recordings to a computer using the DV terminal.

Equipment and System Requirements
  • A computer equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or an IEEE1394 (DV) capturing board.
  • A DV cable (commercially available).
  • Video editing software.
  • The appropriate driver.

A driver is preinstalled on Windows operating systems later than Windows 98 Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9, and will be installed automatically.

Connecting

  1. Start the computer.
  2. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the DV connection.



    *Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction can result in damage to the camcorder.

  3. Set the camcorder to <PLAY> mode.



  4. Start the video editing software.

Refer to the instruction manual of the editing software.

important:

  • The video transfer may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.

  • If the computer freezes while the camcorder is connected to it, disconnect the DV cable and turn off the camcorder and the computer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to < PLAY > mode and restore the connection.

  • Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that no other IEEE1394 device is connected to the computer.

  • Depending on the video editing software, you may need to set the < > switch on the camcorder to a mode other than PLAY. Refer to the instruction manual of the editing software.

note:

  • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

  • Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.

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